9 Facts About Studs Terkel

1. In 2010, Studs Terkel was inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.

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2. In 2006, Studs Terkel received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the first and only annual US literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace.

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3. In 2004, Studs Terkel was inducted as a Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln by the Governor of Illinois in the area of Communications.

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4. In 2001, Studs Terkel was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame as a Friend of the Community.

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5. In 1982, Studs Terkel was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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6. At his last public appearance, in 2007, Studs Terkel said he was "still in touch—but ready to go".

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7. In 2004, Studs Terkel received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colby College.

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8. In 1997, Studs Terkel was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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9. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Studs Terkel was the central character of Studs' Place, an unscripted television drama about the owner of a greasy-spoon diner in Chicago through which many famous people and interesting characters passed.

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